The heraldic term for a charge usually (but not invariably) in the form of a curved or wavy X, and meant to
represent a mill bearing – a fer de moline, millrine, mill-ink or mill-irons (see also ‘millstone’).
The term for a representation of the large circular stone used
for the grinding of wheat or other cereal by water- or windmill, and usually (but not invariably) shown with a
square or notched hole in its centre and sometimes radiating ridges – a mill-stone, grind-wheel,
grindstone - see ‘waterwheel’
(also ‘millrind’ and
The term used when the reverse of a flag is a reflected duplication of the obverse
(as seen as in a mirror), and the default assumption in most cases - but see
‘double-sided 1)’ and
(also ‘obverse’ and
In heraldry there are two mixed tinctures, they are brunatre (brown) and tenne
(orange) – auxiliary colours – see ‘tinctures’.
Brunatre and Tenne
MIZZEN (or MIZZEN MAST)
The aftermost mast in a sailing vessel with three masts (and on a two masted vessel dependent upon the rig) from which the gaff is rigged
– but see ‘mizzen, at the’ (see also ‘foremast’,
‘gaff’, ‘mainmast’, ‘mast’ and
MIZZEN, AT THE
(adv) The phrase used when a flag is flown from the ruck of the aftermost mast of a
three masted sailing warship – see ‘mizzen’. (also ‘masthead’ and ‘truck’).